Essilor Sun Solution, the division within Essilor Group dedicated to plano sun lenses, supported the first entirely female expedition team to the summit of Mount Everest. Kanchhi Maya Tamang, the team leader, and a group of five other Nepalese women reached the summit of Mount Everest as part of an undertaking to show that women can take on any challenge. On the top of the mountain, Kanchhi Maya Tamang raised a flag that read: “We are people, not property.” The team was supported by Essilor Sun Solution as well as the Sherpa Shepherds association. Besides being a climber, Kanchhi Maya Tamang is an ambassador for UN Women Nepal, a United Nations (UN) organization founded in 2010 to advance the rights of women around the world.

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